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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    I think of hurting myself a lot its been a bad couple of years my apartment burned with everything in about a year ago and I lost my job 3 months ago I didn't even get to get my...
    tremaine37 tremaine37 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I want to be myself!! Its sucks keep giving in to ppl ,not being able to express ur true self and keep smiling like an idiot.I tot i had enough of it and i don care but whenever i...
    Appolo123 Appolo123 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Really want to hurt myself right now. :(
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    i want to let go and move on coz my past is just a mistake. :((
    PyrixSin PyrixSin 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    this weekend I was at a friends party, my whole school year was there. My ex and my best friend still are dating so they were there too, I have made up with them because I'm not...
    Holly155 Holly155 16-17, F Dec 1

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    Someone please distract me I want I sooo bad I can't stop myself
    kassidia kassidia 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Why do we have to struggle so much to be empathetic to others? Is it because we are so different from them? Is it because we cannot understand their behaviour patterns? Or is it...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    the same thing every day day in day out the same thoughts the same struggle.. but then it stops dead for a few seconds almost minutes nothing but relief...
    CrySweetRaven CrySweetRaven 13-15, F Dec 17

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    "Blood flows.It is RED.  Blood flows.It doesn't STOP.  Blood flows.It is BEAUTIFUL.  Blood flows.It is ART.  Blood flows.It never ENDS."I just drew...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I wanted to and I did. I stuffed myself beyond full today. First came appetizers, I mindlessly snacked on deviled eggs, putting one after the other in my mouth. Then came the feast...
    stephjo2505 stephjo2505 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I am extremely depressed. I feel so bad. I just want to die or hurt myself really bad. No one likes to be around me. I'm a burden to my family. I feel like I have an anchor tied to...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I have never hurt myself but it has crossed my mind multiple times. I like to think that its just a thought and I would never hurt myself but I am afraid that one day I really wont...
    cheybear96 cheybear96 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    Yo. So yeah, I do cut myself. Been cutting for two years now. Call me "emo", sick, whatever you like. It's a release that I'm thankful for, but not so much anymore now that my...
    MakaWolf MakaWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Ever since i was a small boy i have been fascinated by fat and getting fatter. In 7th grade i remember going out to a buffet with my family and stuffing myself till i felt like i...
    Mrhikro Mrhikro 56-60, M Dec 16

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    I think I'm a worthwhile person,so why can't I exercise more? I need to keep in mind everyone exercises and does more than I do.I need to extend myself and push for more.It should...
    mirth mirth 46-50, F Nov 27

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    It's been just over a year since the last time I cut myself. This time of year is really hard for me. I miscarried last year, 5 days after the 1 year anniversary of my rape... For...
    KC94 KC94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    It's been about two months since I cut myself and I really want to it's eating me alive.....
    kassidia kassidia 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I'd really like to make some changes in my life and improve myself, like leaving EP for starters but there are some things that wouldn't let me leave EP. But I will be a better...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    OMG!!! I would love to cut myself tonight but im having to sleep on the sofa and look after my mum because she had an operation today xxx
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    every day I want to rip open my own skin
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I was thinking back and realized I've had a lot of experiences with super obese people and people who have eaten themselves to immobility, so I see the size and issues first hand...
    afatpandaburr afatpandaburr 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I'm craving for the blade to go across my skin, I'm craving for the taste of a cigarette on my lips. What's wrong with me >.< please help me. I'm falling apart so fast and...
    pleasedontrunaway pleasedontrunaway 16-17, F Dec 4

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    i want to take my blade out of my pencil sharpener and cut smooth deep cuts
    JeSt0099 JeSt0099 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I can't kill my butterfly. It's for my baby I can't do it no matter how much I want to I can't because I need to be there for my baby girl.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Life has been impossible for me these past 6 months especially the last two. I am miserable, in agony, I want to live but I can't right now. I've always flirted with the thought of...
    thefightingangel thefightingangel 18-21, M Dec 18

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    I just want a blade.........
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I just want to cut and cut until there is no skin left to cut ... I just feel broken wat happened in my past has completely destroyed me i dont no wat to do anymore ive had enough...
    lillynicole lillynicole 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    Aaaaaah I want to cut up my arms!?!
    mysticalgem mysticalgem 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I want to die. I feel like no one loves me. I'm with my parents and they tell me they love me and all that but I just feel like everyone hates me.
    BringMeTheHorizon14 BringMeTheHorizon14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't find another way of feeling alive...i often avoid eating or sleeping...i am not cutting cuz my parents would be really upset but i want to do it so much...and our family...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Even when you put your mind to things, when you know everything can and will work out....it is hard. Hard not to feel terrible. Even just a few short hours in the evening can feel...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F Dec 1

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    Learning to let go. It's not easy but life never was meant to be.
    CherryBlossom28 CherryBlossom28 22-25, F Dec 1

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    getting over my ex husband
    lbraner1971 lbraner1971 41-45, F Dec 1

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    Today is day 6. And I feel like I'm still going at it strongly. I've been sleeping more, not eating much, and binge-watching Netflix though. Last time I struggled to get past day 4...
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I have to a great extent gotten over my past.... I have realized one should give their 100? for the relationship to work and if it don't improve then no point wasting your life and...
    shaurya26 shaurya26 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I ate so much on Thanksgiving, I stuffed and stuffed till I was past full to where it hurt a little. I love eating, I love eating the most in my family. It feels so good to pig out...
    Secretconfessions7 Secretconfessions7 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    A overly large penis. #thestruggle
    LongNeckJoe LongNeckJoe 16-17, M Nov 30

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    PROBLEM is: I can't find a Like Minded Female (Lady, Girl).
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 30

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    It's been at least 3 or 4 weeks since I last cut. I accidentally punctured a little hole in my thumb trying to get blades out of a razor.
    xXBeautifulTragedyXx xXBeautifulTragedyXx 16-17, F Dec 1

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    I'm going to Have temporary Immobility to experience it. From today (December 4th 2014) I'm going to spend a month in bed, not getting up at all and eating as much as I can. It'll...
    HmidGainer HmidGainer 18-21, M Dec 4

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